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Best Western Plus Big America
Ranked #2 of 21 Hotels in Santa Maria
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 14 August 2014

Excellent staff and accommodations. Quiet, clean, comfortable, well appointed room. Beautiful lobby and breakfast room. Quality breakfast items. Inviting pool and spa. All the staff seemed focused on our having a delightful stay

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2014

Dear Penny P,



Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.





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Reviewed 14 August 2014

This trip was one of the first times I actually got to travel with my wife so I was very excited to be going to Santa Maria; for the baptism of our godchild. We checked trip advisor and saw that the Best Western Plus-Big America was rated the HIGHEST RATED HOTEL IN SANTA MARIA, so we felt very comfortable booking there over the Holiday Inn Express or Fairfield Suites which are also in town.
We drove to the hotel which is conveniently located, and it was a little less than we were expecting for $169.00/night. I thought it would be more of an upscale hotel (I've seen a few Best Western Plus's that definitely fit this bill) but it looked more like a motor-lodge. The rooms all opened to the outside, no elevators just flights of stairs, and a lot of children running willy-nilly in the parking lot (there's an area which goes to the large public outside pool). The lobby looks a little dated, but that's no big deal and our check-in goes without a hitch. We get to our room, and while it looks like its straight out of the mid 90's, the bed is large, and very comfortable and the room has everything that's necessary. We had a nice quiet stay, and I think if I had gone in without and preconceived notions of grandeur it wouldn't have been a let down. All in all a very decent hotel.

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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2014

We have stayed here before, and we will stay here again. We are hard to please in the quality of service department, but we are happy to say, that Big America lives up to a high standard for the casual traveler.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Shellee R
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Shellee R,




Thank you for your review, and thank you for continuing to stay with us. We appreciate your patronage. We also appreciate your claim that we 'live up to the high standard for the casual travel.' We look forward to seeing you again soon.






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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This is a nice hotel, well located to the mid-Coast cities and golf courses. A very friendly staff, and the suite we stayed in was set up well to permit privacy to those sleeping in the living room. A closet in the living area would be a nice addition - perhaps an armoir. I would recommend it.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Stephanie P
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Stephanie P,




Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.






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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We ended up staying at Santa Maria quite serendipitously on the way to LA from San Francisco, and the other major hotels were fully booked because of some local event. We found the hotel relatively clean, homely and adequate in all respects. The room was sufficiently comfortable, and equipped with the necessary toiletries and other essentials, including a hair dryer and ironing and coffee making facilities, all in good working order. The air conditioning may be a bit noisy for some.

Breakfast is served just across the reception lobby, and the area can become somewhat crowded in the morning. However, we did not encounter a problem in finding a place. Breakfast is simple but adequate, with good coffee and little delights in addition to the staples. Our experience may have been enhanced by the locals (who were there for the event mentioned) who were welcoming and hospitable, plying us with strawberries and cream, not to mention friendly conversation.

As some reviewers have mentioned, the parking at the open (and central) courtyard may pose a noise problem as the rooms surround the yard, however, we were lucky not to have experienced that.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear Nafis,




Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We would like to address that we do our best to keep noise levels down. We hope to see you again soon.





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Reviewed 7 August 2014

The staff is excellent and amenities all very functional. I have rated this hotel as my favorite hotel on the coast. Probably even take my wife there when she is along on business! The jacuzzi is open all night and the breakfast is awesome.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear jeffsQ3738NS,



Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, and we are excited to hear that you have rated us as your favorite hotel on the Coast. This really means a lot to us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.




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Reviewed 5 August 2014

Helpful staff, good size, comfortable rooms, clean pool, clean rooms, nice size bathroom, good FREE breakfast choices, including fresh made waffles. Parking lot gets full at night, but area is quiet at night.

  • Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Joan S
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BW_Santa_Maria, Manager at Best Western Plus Big America, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2014

Dear 544joans,



Thank you for your review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again soon.





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Additional Information about Best Western Plus Big America

Address: 1725 N Broadway, Santa Maria, CA 93454-1927 (Formerly BEST WESTERN Plus Big America)
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Region: United States > California > Santa Maria
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Santa Maria
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Maria
#2 Family Hotel in Santa Maria
#3 Business Hotel in Santa Maria
Price Range: £65 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Big America 2.5*
Number of rooms: 106
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you are traveling on business or traveling for pleasure the Best Western PLUS Big America hotel in Santa Maria , California has something to offer for everyone. Located between Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo , the Big America hotel in Santa Maria offers its guests many luxuries for an affordable price. Join us in our lobby every morning for a complimentary, deluxe continental breakfast, and while you are eating your breakfast help yourself to a couple of complimentary newspapers.Our Santa Maria hotel rooms have been called by many “the best hotel rooms in Santa Maria ” because of the size of the rooms and the cleanliness of the rooms. Each of our Santa Maria hotel rooms contains a mini refrigerator, microwave, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, cable TV, air conditioning, wet bar, voice mail, and each room is equipped for High Speed Internet Access, both hard wired and wireless. Santa Maria is known for its Santa Maria style barbecue and the Big America hotel is close to many fine restaurants, and the meals they usually serve are big, so there are bound to be leftovers. We also have a restaurant located on the premises, which is called Francisco's Country Kitchen. We keep on hearing good things about the food, so why not give it a try. The microwave and mini refrigerator would come in really handy if you are looking for a midnight snack.Our Santa Maria hotel has rooms that can accommodate just about anyone. ... more   less 
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